Modi's crushing win fails to silence critics
Despite a historic win in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, Modi has not been able to silence his critics completely. Several political leaders expressed their displeasure at the landslide victory of the BJP and its NDA alliance. Rachitaa Gupta reports.
- Several people also pointed to the Gandhi family's refusal to congratulate him, even though Twitter was flooded with favourable tweets from several opposition leaders congratulating Modi.
- — Minhaz Merchant (@minhazmerchant)Fri, May 16 2014 11:16:12Graceless Sonia & Rahul refuse to congratulate Modi by name. Utter lack of courtesy. Background shows up
- — Karthik Rangarajan (@TheNameIsKR)Fri, May 16 2014 12:04:39I don't think Modi's government will be free of corruption. But Modi must at least keep the rabid groups at a... http://fb.me/2pHZn1gCm
- — Kishori (@Kishori)Fri, May 16 2014 12:06:47absolutely horrified, even if we knew it was coming, that Modi was elected. Deeply ashamed of #India today http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/world/asia/india-elections.html?hp&_r=0 …
- — VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani)Fri, May 16 2014 06:35:47Personally, I will continue to stand by #AAP, as I believe in the purpose and the people. India needs a peoples' movement too!
- Interestingly maximum negativity against Modi seems to stem from the international media.
- — Pranab (@pranabnaik)Fri, May 16 2014 12:06:33Does Narendra Modi threaten secular and liberal India? http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/16/opinion/india-election-modi-hindu-nationalism/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter … #Moron @sunny_hundal
- — $$Jhunjhunwala/Magal (@jhunjhunwala)Fri, May 16 2014 12:26:33So basically every world leader has congratulated Modi except Obama? Obama is acting a lot like Advani now.
- Irrespective of what his critics say, it seems the Modi wave is still high. In Vadodara, for instance, the crowd welcomed him with a deafening chant for his first speech.
- — CNN-IBN News (@ibnlive)Fri, May 16 2014 12:41:27